Top Ten Pokemon Shippings


The Top Ten

1 Ash and Serena

Nowadays we see people sharing their opinions here and especially screaming out, that Ash and Serena are meant to be for one another. And I personally think this is true. Like, hello! It's rather special don't you think, that really, after such a long time from meeting in childhood, Serena still remembered Ash and had feelings for him? Don't comment badly on this - it's true because after that incident Serena never saw Ash again, or knew his name, until she was a teenager and saw him in the middle of a Pokemon battle. I kinda liked the idea of downright, sharp-tongued Iris to be with solid, hard-working Ash, because it's rather funny, but honestly I think Ash and Serena are better together. And really, Ash only argued with her once, and Serena is always kind and helpful to him. Iris is really funny with Ash, in my opinion, but she's too hard with Ash and argues with him. Dawn? Oh, she's completely marvellous and is like Ash's female clone but really she's a bit hardheaded and rather ...more

But Ash and Misty danced! Your saying random pokeshipper but Serena and Ash kissed and have a way better relationship then Ash and Misty. I see stupid hate on amourshipping all the time like people saying "It's so one sided hah take that! " But Ash was shown to care for Serena because he smiled after they kissed and have her advice. Also most of the shipping moments for Ash and Misty are from the English dub which isn't canon and all the shipping moments for Ash and Serena are in all versions so they're all canon. Ash also knew Serena when she was a kid and helped her then which essentially says that he even kinda liked her then. Also if you wanna say something hateful just note that you're allowed to like whatever shipped you want and I was just saying what the incorrect info people were giving about this ship and saying how I feel about it so you don't have to agree with everything I say

I LOVE amourshipping. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate any of the other ships of Ash and his female companions (except Bonnie- I pray that's not a thing). People say its onesided, but, come on. If Ash had a crush on Serena, or anyone for that matter, he wouldn't even know it. Also, its not even one sided on all his other ships! At least we have half of a confirmation! Stop hating on amour! But like ship what you ship I really don't care.

Best shipping

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2 Ash and Misty

Although most people say that 4Kids made Misty and Ash look like they were in a romantic relationship, it's still Pokemon. There were even hints in the Japanese version, too, although they didn't add as much. I can clearly see ash and misty in a romantic relationship, as Misty is one of the only (Probably the only) Pokemon companion that Ash loves, and Misty has even saved ash or at least tried to save him multiple times. She also has a unique attitude, compared to some of the other girls, who are just, well, normal typical girls. Some might say that ash and Serena is a better ship, but keep in mind that ash barely shows any sign of love.

The only person who Ash actually likes or has liked is Misty. Ash just never acted attracted towards anyone else. Sure, it may be hidden, but there are many moments low-key showing they like each other. All the other Ash related ones are one sided, or even no sided. They also have the most comparable personalities, both are rash, somewhat mean to each other, but both secretly care about one another a lot, and both actually train Pokemon. The other girls are either too girly, think they are better than anyone, or are just his friend.

Is the best pokemon couple because as you said is the only one in which he felt attraction to each other

They were just too young to understand what they felt for each other

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3 May and Drew

It is the best couple in pokemon better than all

Drew flirts with May by giving her roses

He insult May because he likes her

AmourShippinf is a little bit too stupid and it was ridiculous since Ash and Serena rarely does cool stuff to each other. But May and Drew? Opposite-attracting or secret-love ships were amazing. Their relationship was amazing and you could see that by watching some episodes. I just watched two episodes today and 1.) May tried to save Drew from falling into a waterfall since she got the rope but Drew did not, then they hold hands and May fell down 2.) May tried to keep Drew alive when he went unconscious from the water. May kept crying out Drew's name desperately but they were saved by Wynauts 3.) Drew was very friendly towards May for the rest of the episode 4.) At the end of another episode they were "dating" and watching the sunset together PERSONALLY. Then they chat... that part was so romantic! Until stupid Harley comes and interrupts, but Harley pointed out that they were doing... stuff together. LOL
Anyways I love this ship. Seriously Drewg gave May two roses and swallowed ...more

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4 Ash and Dawn

My favourite couples in Pokemon anime

I like their relationship very much

Ash and dawn are just made for each other... Their friendship is so real... And dawn had her own goals in life rather than just travelling with ash... Ash has learnt so much with dawn... Those two are just the perfect couple... Dawn is the only female character in the pokemon series who has a central character just like ash... This clearly shows how important dawn was for ash... Also he has saved dawn so many times that one can not even count. Their chemistry is the thing which I loved the most about the diamond and pearl season... Also we can see that whenever Dawn has an option to chose between Ash and any other boy, she has always chosen Ash... She is just like Ash and shares an informal relationship with her. Dawn's piplup's reference shows that how important dawn is for him... And since they are just like each other the understand each other the most... Even Cynthia, the sinnoh champ knows that how important they are for each other... I just want this ship to be fixed permanently ...more

I love Ash and Dawn together! They are so cute together! They even had their own song! They should be together forever and ever! I don't know why people keep saying Ash and Dawn are more like siblings than lovers?! I personally think that Ash and Dawn is one true pairing and to be together! I don't know why others like and prefer Ash and Serena together. Ash and Serena's shipping is just too boring for me. I would always ship Ash and Dawn together even if nobody liked it! Ash and Dawn should be together in end instead of Ash and Serena be together. Ash and Dawn is my otp! Ash and Dawn together for the win!

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5 Jessie and James

Remember that episode where Jessie and James were hugging good-bye but then realized they did not die

I love the fact that these two get each other after going through so much and the episode where James leaves Jessie so she can live a good life with Dr White shows how much he loves her.

They r siblings STUPID

I love their chemistry! Definitely worthy of being one of my OTPs!

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6 Ash and May

This right here the best! They would totally work as a couple! They balence differences & similarities! Ash watches her & protects her, ash has shown to be important to May & May has held ash back from making terrible decisions! They can show what each other is thinking like when they split the ribbon! They are so perfect for each other! - Advanceshipper

I do not know why I like this couple so much but it is my favorite. I like Ash and Serena too but I do not know the way Ash takes care of May is so sweet and he saved her a lot of times. Best couple in my opinion.

Why is this shipping always so overlooked? I mean they have a lot in common and even their Pokemon are relatively the same. They shared great chemistry and she's hot.

I like this shipping and actually, so does Max. He likes seeing May and Ash together. When I first saw May I thought she was Ash's crush (sorry if this sounds stupid).

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7 Misty and Tracey

Misty seems way more tolerable with Tracey than she ever was with Ash and seems to like to hangout with him as seen in the Chronicles and the last episode of BW. Plus he gave her a Azurill and helps her out like when she needed more badges. So I can see a healthy relationship starting here

I think there may be something between these two they got along well

This is my actual OTP.

They would really make a great couple,like they are always together and kind of look cute.And they really get along.

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8 Dawn and Kenny

But in the anime dawn rejects kenny

Kenny got friendzoned

I love this shipping! But really I don't get why people hate it so much though, look at them they grew up together and at one point dawn said that Kenny looked handsome when he beats ash! It's so romantic

There are cute together.

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9 Clemont and Korrina

Their the same age dumbass korrina isn't anywhere near 18

Voting to comment.
1. Age gap: Clemont's about 13 and Korrina is somewhere between the ages of 18 and 22.
2. No signs of a romantic relationship: Just because Korrina told Clemont about her past doesn't mean a romantic relationship,
3. Clemont is too awesome to have a girlfriend, - RiverClanRocks

That one episode where Korrina tells Clemont about her past made me really like this pair

Korrina is just taller than Clemont I sure they're the same age

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10 Pikachu and Buneary


Worst Ship

First of all Buneary has a crush on Pikachu and pikachu doesn't have a crush on Buneary

Stupid ship, you name it

I guess its one sided


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The Contenders

11 Ash and Iris

What WHY is this on the 42th spot? Oh well, no matter what people think, Negaishipping is my favorite ship from the animated series. Why? Because Iris and Ash complement each other in an unique way I haven't seen in the series before. They both ADORE pokemon, set their friends before anything else, love playing around, are adventurous and love stuffing their faces with food. Yeah I know Serena has a crush on Ash, but that's pretty much it. Iris doesn't out Ash on such a highpedestal and she point out his flaws so he can improve. Ash isn't perfect, and Iris know this. They both have a long way to go as trainers, but if you gave them time to mature and grow, they could achieve greatness.

This one is my favourite pairing for Ash (the dummy)! I like how subtle it is and that it doesn't try to shove it in your face. Heck it may not even be THAT canon. That's what I like about it!

Not likely. Shippers like their personalities apart.

Yes the are the best

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12 Cilan and Iris

Cilan is too awesome to have a girlfriend. Need I say more? Also, 5 year age gap. - RiverClanRocks

Cute ship in my opinion. Too bad it doesn't get much support

This is good. Its nice and sweet they protect each other from their own fears.

Naww, Iris is too awesome to have a boyfriend.

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13 Calem and Shauna

Honestly, I actually thought this would become canon on my first play-through of Y.

So underrated but so adorable

Yas! I love this shipping

This is my go to ship if suddenly everyone hates kalosshipping. I ' love this ship

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14 Bonnie and Max


Best shipping

Theve never even met each other - boltslegend

Well. I saw a picture that Bonnie kissed Max and good they're the youngest couple I seen yet. Yep! I like this they are so cute together!

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15 Conway and Dawn

Ha! I completely forgot about Conway! I should've put this on the list originally haha. - itz_izzy

They worked so well together in the Tag Battle contest <3

In the battle tournament when Conway wasn’t being so creepy, she seemed to really enjoy his company & enjoy talking to him. Too bad he’s mostly creepy majority of the time...

16 Cheren and Bianca

They are just so cute together and they could balance each other out well



17 Ash and Angie

Oh I love this ship! I can't believe how low it is!

Ash basically said he'd die for her! They bettered each other!

18 Brock and Lucy

Both really liked each other but couldn't get together

19 Clemont and Serena

Hate the ship with passion. A rival to Ash and Serena, I mean I am unsure if Ash had feelings for Serena but serena had feeling for Ash, why would she turn around to Clemont and be like, I never paided you any interest, what to get together? Serena doesn't like Clemont, she thinks he is nerdy and awarkard. And Clemont thinks Serena is too Girly. E.C.T. And I 100% ship Clemont with Lilia ( A keeper for Keeps.) Girl.

I think this could actually be canon if Serena wasn't so obsessed over Ash

Better than Ash x Serena that's for sure

I clearly support geekchic.Clemont deserves to be with Serena.

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20 Froakie and Fennekin

Really cute how froakie cleaned fennikin's tail when he saw her upset and blushed when she thanked him.

They are so adorable together! And anyone who voted for Ash and Serena have to on this one, since these are their Pokemon C:

So cute! its basically ash and serena - pokemon form!

So amazing cl

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21 Brendan and May

Best shipping in the manga

If you played Pokemon oras you should know this is almost canon.

One of the best shippings in the games and better than anything in the anime

This at least deserves to be in the first page

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22 Dawn and Paul

AWFUL SHIPPING! Why is this in the top ten? Not only did Paul & Ash have more positive conversations (which is saying something), but they barley communicated at all

Why do people ship this! Dawn clearly doesn't like Paul at all so this ship doesn't make sense.

This ship is so overrated. These characters have barely made contact.

Screw you it's a good ship

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23 Lillie and Ash

I hate this ship. The reason is that I feel like the whole show revolves around Lillie, and she seems to do everything right and gets credit for bad things. She always gets the attention, which I don't like.

The reason people like myself enjoy this pairing is because Ash spent a lot of time with Lillie to help her overcome a phobia, not like a fear with May, not to mention her overall shyness. Ash repeatedly saves Lillie and her family and they bond more as Ultra Guardians, Ash is also friends/rivals with Gladion and Lusamine likes Ash to boot. Overall people like this cause Lillie is cute and theoretically Lillie could see Ash as her knight in shining armour to fall in love with

The fact that people are so braindead with this ship sickens me because neither show any sign of liking each other but people say it's the best,puriest,cannon, or needs to happen. How about you guys learn what love is and give me five examples of why they should be a couple then I'll consider this a ship.

Best best best - justtrash

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24 Misty and Gary

They both put down ash a lot. & they were rivals before they became Pokémon trainers they became rivals when they broke that pokeball in the river & that was way before Ash met Misty. This shipping is called egoshipping

Well I kind of like this shipping! Dunno if Misty likes Gary but maybe Gary seems to like Misty, is that why Ash and Gary become rivals or what?

But Misty and Gary maybe are meant for each other. What was this shipping name again?

25 Gary and Ash

I love them as a couple. They had a great time in palletshipping.

Literally Ash is so gay, he doesn't even consider his female friends as potentially more. Also Gary gets Ash going more than anyone else...and do I need to mention the similar reaction when hearing Gary's name as Brock has to Prof Ivy coincidence I think not. Also the original Japanese hints at Gary and Ash liking each other a lot more

Gary has 6 teenage hookers cheering for him how do people think he's gay - boltslegend

Rather this then Amourshipping anyday.

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26 Oshawott and Snivy

One of the things that stand out in this pairing (for Ash's Snivy and Oshawott) is how Snivy's calm personality and ability to stay calm and collected in almost any situation and Oshawott's hyperactive and (sometimes) overconfident personality contrast greatly yet balance each other out beautifully. Also, I think that this is a really cute shipping.

27 Harley and Soledad

Sol loves him already, duh.

Solidad seems to be the only one who can stand Harley. She kind of even says she likes him and thinks he's fun.

28 Red and Yellow

Its really nice shipping! When I'm reading fanfics there is almost always SpecialShipping (RedxYellow of course). And I love manga! And yeah... I hate anime... But whatever I love this shipping!

I'm only voting to let everyone who refered to Yellow as "she", that Yellow is a boy. Don't believe me? Well then actually READ the manga. They refer to Yellow as "he". Although, there is nothing wrong with being gay, and I actually like this ship. I just want everyone to know that Yellow is a boy.

Best shipping should be canon with a new book in the manga.

SECOND ONLY TO RUBYXSAPPHIRE. It's sooo amazing! He saved her life then she drew pictures of him and everything, then she repaid him by defeating lance and actually not only saving red but the whole world. This ship is just so beautiful!

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29 Ruby and Sapphire

This is %100 percent canon in the manga. - namesnipe

My OTP! This Ship is the best one ever created! They knew each other since they were young, and had a crush on each other ever since. Yes, Serena knew Ash when he was young, but Ruby saved Sapphire’s life! He even has a scar on his face to show for it!

This is the best ship ever (spoiler alert)not only they are a good pair but they confessed their love for each other and continue to show signs of feeling for each other.

Franticshipping one of the bests

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30 Oshawott and Meloetta

so true

Lol true

DELETE THIS. - InklingSethO

My FAVORITE PokémonxPokémon ship! It's so great, I just have nothing else to say

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31 Ash and Clemont

No. I swear, people are insane these days. - RiverClanRocks

This is my guilty pleasure ship �"

What is this ship...

I swear down... what the heck is this ship?

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32 Red and Blue Oak

What would this ship name be?...pUrPLe?

(Ps. OTP)

My OTP Red x Blue/Green :,)

They are literally on a honeymoon in Hawaii lol

Better than Amour. Screw Ash and Serena. - UselessName

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33 Cassidy and Butch

Cassidy treated Butch way nicer than Jessie EVER treated James, so Neoshipping way better than Rocketshipping!

Cassidy couldn't even remeber butch's name in some episodes but I think they'll look cute together

No, you're just a Jessie hater that fail to see the full picture. - Trivona

34 Gold and Silver

Both male and hate each other - boltslegend

I'd say they're perfect for each other

They go so well together.

Preciousmetalshipping is my favourite thing ever!

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35 Gladion and Moon

What the heck

This is my favorite ship from pokemon they look so cute together!

36 Umbreon and Espeon

They are kawaii. Fight me.

My friend/someone I'm shipped with like Umbreon and I like Espeon. Meant to be?

Am I the only one who doesn't like this pairing?

Cutest eeveelution ship in my opinion :3

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37 Pikachu and Ketchup

The long lost shipping - KavehKoopa

38 Iris and Ash

I'd say it's pretty underrated, but Iris as a whole is pretty underrated. They look cute together and shown they can have fun together by swigging on trees and hanging out in that one city. Cute shipping wish it wasn't as disliked.

Idc what people say, I think they go well together. They even had an entire episode together doing fun activities without Cilan. Ash even turned down an offer to _battle_ the subway masters because he promised to spend the day with Iris.

Its actually a pretty good shipping

This ship is underrated

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39 Ash and Anabel

Oh boy, I wish Anabel travel with Ash during the Battle Frontier arc. She could be a good help for him against Brandon. Anyway, I love Anabel. I don't really care about shipping her with anyone, but I really want Ash and Anabel interact more, in a platonic way ofc. Ash is as dense as a brick lmao.

Not only did they get along well and had fun together, but Anabel had a crush on her as well. What main girl had both of those going for them?

This should be above boreshipping... Oops I mean amourshipping. Anabel is a much better character overall than miss stereotypical, cliche, Mary Sue. Plus it's super obvious that Anabel had a crush on ash too. But there's more to it than some useless one-sided crush on ash. They actually like to do stuff together & have fun with just the two of them. That useless Mary Sue? Ash didn't even wanted to do her first video with her, nor cared to shop with her. The other pokegirls showed no interest in ash besides Mary Sue, and maybe b***ty misty, but realistically that relationship is a train wreck & would not work out in the long run. Even though she's just there for the battle frontier thing, she's better than Mary Sue, as a character & a soul mate for ash

No. just no.

40 Ash and Pikachu

That's kinda gross. - LapisBob

... Is this a joke? This better be a joke. Is this how low we have sunk?

This is not only a ship between two completely different creatures but Pikachu and Ash are both boys.

Please tell me this is a joke. I don't want to believe in this.

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41 Gary and Dawn

It was so cute how Dawn was wanting him to recite a poem! I love this ship

They got along so well in the episodes they were together.

I love this ship they are so cute

Really great ship

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42 Darkrai and Cresselia


How is this even applicable

Its like Groudon and Kyogre

43 Red and Leaf

To be honest, I absolutely hate this ship! I prefer red and blue because of pokemon origins and they have more chemistry.

Well, if twins are like 30+% to have a screwed up baby, a gender bent version of a couple...

And in my humble opinion two people who are cloned personality aren't interesting to see as a couple, nor siblings ether, since it's obvious they are going to have some sort of good relationship more than likely. And you obviously can't balence each other out or help each other grow at all if u are exactly the same. But, to each their own

I love this ship! It should be canon!

I love this ship

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44 Lucas and Dawn

How are they not on the list already!? They were genuinely compared to a lovey-dovey couple in Diamond and Pearl!

45 Gardevoir and Gallade

They both look so beautiful together

46 Barry and Dawn

In the games this is a pretty cute ship!

The best one in my opinion. They are such a cutteee cuple!


47 Grovyle and Celebi


48 Porygon-Z and Rotom

Ummm...what? Thanks for ruining some of my favorite pokemon - Pokemonfan10

They look adorable together! We need more pokemon/pokemon ships!

49 Brock and Nurse Joy

I thinks it's sweet that he can tell all the joys apart and a bit strange

Brock knows which one is which and can tell them all apart is always real sweet with them all! Also, he has a English dub song on them.

That one nurse joy that helped hatched brock's egg I think she'd be a good match for each other. I don't remember the episode, all I know it's in dp. Anyways, Brock helped her get confidence back and showed her that she can do more by helping wild pkmn with their injuries. And now that he's a doctor I think they'd work well together.

What the hell?

50 Pikachu and Meowth

Just so cute together


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